LABOUR TD Michael McCarthy is urging primary schools in the West Cork area to take advantage of free online farm safety learning resources, currently being offered by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).
CLONAKILTY Special Olympics Club athletes will re-commence Golf Skills training at Ross Driving Range on Saturday 11th October at 11am. The club is appealing to golfers in the area who may have some spare time, even a couple of times a month, to please make contact if they would be willing to provide guidance and training to the club athletes.
BANTRY Historical Society is now planning an exciting autumn/winter programme of events starting with an inspiring Talk “Bantry… A Place Apart” by James Hourihane retired Head of Geography Department St Patrick’s College of Dublin City University. This is scheduled to take place in Christian Fellowship Church Bantry on Wednesday 15th October at 8pm. Everyone is very welcome.
Following on from the success of the last two years, the Ardfield Rathbarry Playground Group are getting ready for this years Ardfield Road Run on October 12th 2014. The run is the main annual fundraiser for the playground which opened last December. The run consists of both a 5Km and 10Km and all levels of fitness are welcome – as the logo goes ‘Walk It, Run It, Race It’. This
WEST Cork counselling and therapy centre Lisheens House has been busy over the summer fundraising with a number of flag days. The flag days were well received and supported in various West Cork towns and Lisheens House now have two more planned for Kinsale and Macroom. Both of these fundraisers will be held on Saturday, Ocotber 4th with volunteers needed.
by Eoghan O’Connell Fine Gael Cork South West, TD Noel Harrington has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris TD, that an amendment is to be made to ease the rates burden on many local sports clubs. The amendment will mean sports clubs that previously paid rates on its bar and on sporting buildings will now only pay rates for the part of
by Eoghan O’Connell TO Celebrate Ireland Coastal Champions, Clean Coasts have launched their annual Ocean Heroes Awards. The Clean Coasts Ocean Heroes Awards are an annual initiative run by An Taisce which recognise the invaluable contribution that individuals, community groups, businesses and schools make in protecting and conserving Ireland’s spectacular coastline. The prestigious awards forms part of the Clean Coasts programme which encourages the public to care for, and celebrate
THE popular Tragumna Threshing returns this Sunday the 28th of September. The annual event which is in its 14th year raises huge amounts of money for local charities and the ACT fund at Cork University Hospital.
A stall in support of the Children of Gaza will feature at Skibbereen Farmer’s Market this Saturday 27th September. Some 500 children were killed in Gaza this summer and over 2,500 injured.
THE Irish Wildlife Trust Cork Branch are delighted to announce that a guided wildlife walk and talk will take place on saturday 27th September at the national reserve in Port Ban, Near Macroom. This event is part of the Irish Wildlife Trust National Wild Watch week. The title of the guided walk is ” Preserving spaces for nature to function in a time of stupefying transition”. It is led by local